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The Budget Gap

Over the last month, it has been hard to miss the multitude of media stories about Ohio's historic budgetary gap, which has been estimated to be as high as $10 billion. In the first six months of this year, the incoming Governor and General Assembly will work to address the shortfall and because of the large size of the budget hole it will be hard to find a state agency or resource that will not be affected in some way. To better illustrate what the Governor and General Assembly are up against, two newspapers this weekend offered readers an opportunity to attempt to resolve the budget gap, and we wanted to share with all of you.  We encourage you to check out these sites and feel free to let us know if you were able to balance the budget and how you did it.

The Akron Beacon Journal article.

Budgetary Spreadsheet.

The Columbus Dispatch article.